Food Bank’s Urban Garden Expansion Approved

By Bill O’Neil

The San Antonio City Council gives a thumbs up to plans for an expansion of the San Antonio Food Bank’s urban garden.

The deal allows the Food Bank to purchase a couple dozen acres of what has been City land near their headquarters off of State Highway 151.

“Then we turned around… we’re taking the $250-thousand… and donating it back” said Councilman Ray Lopez, highlighting what he sees as the kind of partnership that can really make a difference in communities.

“We are not only growing fresh produce, but we are also growing knowledge” said the San Antonio Food Bank’s Eric Cooper, who said volunteers who work the garden are ready to take their work to another level.

“Every week as volunteers go out there to serve, I’ll get emails from volunteers that learned a little bit about our local agriculture” Cooper said.

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